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to testify on the nato summit which the united states is proud to be hosting in chicago on may 20th and may 21st. with your permission, senator, i would like to submit my full statement and summarize my comments here. >> we appreciate and without objection the full statement will be in the record. >> i appreciate the support and the sustained recognition of the significance of this alliance, transatlantic security. this chicago summit will be the first on american soil in 13 years and the first ever outside of washington. in adang to the community to showcase our nation's great cities a symbol of nato to the united states. it is also an opportunity to underscore to the american people the continued value of this alliance and security challenges we face today. nearly 18 months ago the allies unveiled a new strategic concept for focus in the 21st century. building on the decisions taking in lisbon, the allies have three objectives. was a capabilities and partnerships and if i might, i'd like to say a few words about these. on afghanistan the isaf coalition has prevented that country from serv
, but mainly documents and memories. documents and memories. the united states government and other entities devote quite a lot of effort to getting and preserving documents, and sometimes things. you can go to the smithsonian museum and see a bunch of things. and some documents. so we devote some effort to securing and preserving the documents and things. the memories which i think you probably admit from your own life are more interesting than your documents, are not really preserved with any active effort whatsoever. the united states government spends almost no money to preserve the memories, record any of the memories, least of all from the people who helped run the government of the most powerful country in the world. it simply is not an important effort for the united states government. we don't spend much money on basic research in american history of any kind. in this particular form we spend none as a government, as a country. i mentioned this as background for the fact that the miller center thought this was important. there was an initial effort under my predecessor, the director
are not strangers for the united states. it has been 17 years since the socialists have been in power and had the presidency. they ran the government a decade ago. we have always had a good relationship with any government that is there in france. i am confident we will have a good relationship with the government in france. we have to see how this government is going to deal with the issues of the day. i will keep france integrated in command structure -- he will keep france integrated into the command structure. that was a remarkable decision by sarkozy. the integrated in the command structure gives you a voice and a say over what happens in internal affairs of the military operation. it is important. there are benefits from being fully integrated. i would suspect this is a benefit that will remain even if there may be differences of degree as policies go on. that is what elections are all about, to enable the people to express themselves and vote in new governments who will have to decide how they want to pursue policies. on the big foreign policy issues, i expect more continuity. >> he ta
to -- to the 209,145 soldiers and officers that were officially mustered into the bureau of the united states troops. attention was brought to how these soldiers were organized, how they fought, and what they accomplished in the civil war. attention was brought to an african descent community that fought to save the union and free themselves by enforcing the emancipation proclamation. attention was brought to -- to an organized community that planned for and executed that plan to end the tyranny of slavery and lead with the constitution and to gain the rights of citizens in league with the constitution, attention was brought to one of the best kept secrets in american history. now if the overt story of the soldiers and sailors, guides, scouts, spies, nurses, was -- was one of the best kept secrets in american history. then the covert story is a secret within a secret. within the best kept secret. and when we talk about women in the civil war, african descent women in the civil war that is another layer of one of those best kept secrets in american history. one of those untold stories. tonight
viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the historic headline from the white house this week, the president of the united states endorses same-sex marriage. but the story behind the headlines may be just as dramatic and it culminated with vice president joe biden apologizing to president obama for forcing his hand on this hot button issue, a sore subject among some white house insiders. our chief whereas correspondent jessica yellen has been working the story for us. tell our viewers what you are hearing right now. >> i understand the vice president apologized to the president for putting him in a tough position on this situation and the president gave an understanding reply saying he knows that the vice president was speaking from the heart. the vice president's office also issued a statement saying it was the president who has been the leader on this issue since day one and the vice president never intended to distract from that. president obama says he was planning to say this sometime before the democratic convent
to see the united states senate taking a more conservative track. >> even high school is not off limits. >> i did some stupid things in high school, and if i hurt anyone, i am sorry and apologize for it. >> lawmakers still at it. voters in europe trigger a political tsunami. >> money flows like water, and if the dam breaks some place, it could flood, even here in america. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> vice president joe biden has acquired a reputation as a person afflicted with foot-in- mouth disease. on last sunday's "meet the press," he said that gay marriage is fine with him. >> i'm comfortable with the fact that man marrying men, women marrying women, are entitled to the same rights. >> that caused a major flat amid the chattering classes, and by midweek, in an interview with robin roberts, the president suggested joe biden had jumped the gun. >> he got out a little bit over his skis. >> the president says he had already made the decision to come out in favor of gay marriage before the democratic national convention in north carolina in septemb
fortunate for the united states and the world that george bush had experienced world war i and was president at the end of the cold war. one must avoid psychological portraits, but the end of the cold war was as much the story of men at the top as of the masses. gorbachev experienced world war ii as a victim. kruschev did not wish to be the leader to lose it. in american terms it would be someone like lyndon johnson not wanting to lose vietnam. gorbachev, however, thought of world war ii in terms of the privation he experienced. he understood the terms of war more than the older of stalin's victims. he understood the toll of war but was also touched by what was later called the wise men. patrishian, careful and revolutionary isolationist. these men believe the 20th century did not just belong to united states, it was more importantly america's responsibility. george bush after all decided to enlist in world war ii after listening to henry stimson, perhaps the greatest representative of that strand of dna in american leadership. he was an inheriter of those values. yes, it took bush eight mon
that presidents have used to underpin major actions and upon which the united states supreme court has based so many landmark decisions involving civil and human rights. the list is daunting, and franklin roosevelt outlawed discrimination through the fair employment practices committee. harry truman ordered an end to seg zbags in the armed forces during the historic election year of 1948. dwight eisenhower sent army troops to central high and little rock so african-american students could enroll. john kennedy put the effort behind the effort to integrate the university of alabama. johnson pushed congress relentlessly to enact the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. this city has played a pivotal role in the struggles as the cradle of our democracy is one of the centrist abolitionist movement and more recently at the heart of the debate how best to desegregate public schools to comply with the historic 1954 supreme court decision in brown versus the topeka board of education. these struggles for civil rights have not always been easy. when they occur, they often revolve a
sure that any adversary who thinks about attacking the united states or our allies or our vital interests concludes that the risks to him outweigh any potential gains. i don't believe that creating a u.s. military with no margin for error is the best way to assure our allies or to deter our potential enemies. and that's what i'm worried about. america and the world are safer and more prosperous when the u.s. maintains military power and strength beyond challenge. and i think it is the preeminent purpose of today's hearing as much as possible in this unclassified context to drill down and ensure congress and the american people that they understand the risk of this budget that we would incur with what you have proposed today, and to our war fighters and to our country. finally, secretary panetta has described the defense sequestration cuts as catastrophic, inflicting severe damage to our national defense for generations. he compared the cuts to shooting ourselves in the head. even with these compelling statements, i'm still amazed that congress has not mustered the courage to mak
in afghanistan, the united states really pulled back. we won the cold war, we won the covert action issue with respect to afghanistan, and as you all have very well pointed out, there were other fish to fry, germany, gorbachev taking a lot of time and effort on the part of the administration. i guess my question is was there any consideration given during that time, to your knowledge, of trying to stay in there in that region, trying to keep an eye on what osama might become, trying to deal with the disease that began with the iranian revolution of going back to a more fundamentalist, islamic approach. i tend to credit the stories that say the administration was busy on another front. but it's worth looking at, because the taliban that had its roots there is still with us. >> i didn't work afghan issues in 1989, and bob will remember this a little bit, but i worked on afghan issues since and have had to look back a little bit. as a historian, the interesting thing is you have to remember before the soviet invasion it's not that afghan sedan had been an important place to the united states
>> exams the current debates over what constitutes united states citizenship and ways to reimagine the process. this is about an hour and ten minutes. [applause] >> gregory, thank you so much for that introduction. it is truly an honor to be with you here tonight. i think i need to say a word about gregory and about zocalo and their new partnership with cal humanities and virginia necessary. -- vanessa. for those of you who are newcomers, this is one of the most remarkable instances of civic engagement that i have seen in the united states, and you all are part of it, you make it happen. and i think one of the things that we forget when we talk about big concepts like citizenship is that what it boils down to in the most simple way is whether or not you show up. it's kind of all it boils down to, whether or not each one of us decides in ways large and be small to show up. and gregory and his remarkable team in creating this set of forums has held a space for us, but it's upon all of you here who have decided to show up on a very nice evening that helps give me hope for citizenship.
in spain, the freezing of lending of capital throughout the world. and it is why the united states can't shake this recession. because it is not a recession. it is what is called the debt implex caused by debt. like the way they used to plead patients in the middle ages to get rid of the evil spirits and just made them worse. that is what he is doing really. >> greta: what he is running on is the statement it could have been so much worse and we are really lucky. how do we know if he is right? there could have been so much worse than he really sort of stopped the, you know, stopped all the problems from getting so much bigger or how do we know that he is not scaring us? >> look at every other country in the world, greta. we are the only country that did not bounce back from this recession. china had a 9%, 10% growth rate. india, high growth rate. the european zone came out of this recession a year and a half before we did and they had. >> greta: you have greece, you have unemployment in spain of 24%. i mean. >> now, you are. >> greta: europe is imploding. >> now, you are. it is 2012. i
. >> you know, jim la camp. i'm wondering, hollande is coming here to the united states to meet with president obama, who is not a big fan of u.s. companies setting up shop abroad anyway. or hiring overseas anyway. so, he might actually find a sympathetic ear in the president? >> i think he might because he -- i think the president probably idolizes this guy. if you look at what the other president operates and the european socialist style system. look, if you can't fire anybody, then you aren't going to hire anybody. it doesn't make any sense, and what does the message send to the workers over there. they can show up late. they can do whatever they want to, not be productive and they're not going to get fired. i think that gm ought to say, au revoir, we're out of here. france isn't the only place they can build cars in europe anyway. this is a disasterous policy and european style socialism on steroids and trouble in the first place. >> and just like to raise a couple of things quickly, neil. hold on. gary, if i could. you said something you called hollande a dictator and that'
.s. history, saying the united states is weakening al-qaeda but warning the fight isn't over. >> we're determined to destroy that organization. we're going to destroy it, but that's going to continue to require us to maintain this pressure on al-qaeda, whether it be in pakistan, afghanistan, as well as in yemen. >> meanwhile, a major milestone in the rebuilding of ground zero -- 1 world trade center becoming new york city's tallest skyscraper. newly installed steel columns will make the tower just over 1,250 feet tall. that puts the unfinished skyscraper taller than the empire state building. and a spectacular sight for new yorkers. space shuttle enterprise riding atop a modified 747, soaring over the city skyline before landing at its temporary home at jfk airport. onlookers lining streets and rooftops to catch a glimpse of enterpriflying over the statue of liberty and much of manhattan's skyline. enterpriwill ultimately retire at the intrepid sea, air & space museum. >> just about every major city in the country wanted the enterprise, but new york has the right stuff, and we won.
and cuba. we'll have trials for them in the united states. should we close the prison down in cuba? and -- the possible by the borings some detainees will be held will be tried in peace agreement in the middle east. those are the -- >> there's the larger fight that with had on the house floor this week over how much money to spend on defense. by the committee as $5 billion -- $4 million. last fall and democrats are aren't happy with the money being spent. mostly where it comes from. by amendment there's not much they can do about it. where the money is being spend, the popular programs that most democracies would not want to vote to do. they spent money preventing -- retirees, you're not going find very many lawmakers who are going to vote for the increases on health care fees on an election year. >> in the committee debate this year, democrats said that the bill has billions of dollars for the weapons system the country doesn't need. how do they respond to that? >> republicans respond that we need them. it's a diswreement between the two of them. >> what an authorization bill does
used to wage war against the unls. -- united states. i will confiscate such property as contraband of war. in 1861, congress would pass the first confiscation act that only applied to those being used in the effort. just any body couldn't enter the camp. butler at fort res, fort monroe. one cartoonist would call it the fort monroe doctrine, receiving the contraband. butler would allow women and children in. the children and the wives. of the soldiers, not soldiers, contraba contraband, confiscated. he would allow them in. you have really the first contraband camp of the war forming at fort monroe. butler would also be in association with abraham galloway as he returned to work with uncle sam. the confederates use african-american lay bore ebor. and allen pinkerton would say that was one of the best sources of information. those engaged in hard labor for the confederacy. those individuals, those colored men, persons of african descent are best source of information. and one african-american woman is noteworthy in the information she brings early in the war to the union. her name, ma
, and -- and eleanor is like, no, we must defend the united states. we cannot have our dirty laundry aired, and so part of that was the pushback in terms of burying this petition deep within the bowels of the u.n., but it was also in sending the signal to the naacp that all of this international stuff about human rights was not going to be tolerated, particularly in terms of human rights in the united states. we can talk about human rights that the polls aren't able to have democracy. we can talk about human rights that the east germans don't have freedom of speech, but we cannot talk about human rights in terms of what's happening in the united states, and so she resigned from the board of directors of the naacp, and it took all of walter white's efforts. i liken it to almost doing a james brown please, please, please. >> don't go. >> don't go. >> eleanor, please, don't go. >> yeah. that's what i mean about your allies can only take you so far. there are things that she could do. there were things she could not do and would not do and the naacp needed to understand that as it was crafting its strategy
president eisenhower decide to call in the united states army to little rock and to federalize the arkansas national guard? now, we're going to answer those questions. the first thing to do is to put this in context, so i'm going to ask our historians, both carol and david, to do that right now. and that is to say, as i look at this time period with truman and eisenhower, it struck me that two wars really frame the civil rights movement and the interaction and the response of the presidents. so, if you would, david, actually, carol, if you would, talk to me about truman and at that time where we were as a nation and while this world war ii, these african-americans coming back after world war ii started to make a difference in how people thought about civil rights. >> when you think about it, the second world war was an amazing war because it was the war against the nazis. it was a war where both roosevelt and churchill had issued the atlantic charter, and that atlantic charter talked about the four freedoms. african-americans works were dealing with double-digit unemployment, who were deali
to be intent on attacking inside the united states instead of targets overseas. my editors, who hopefully won't be listening to this, didn't want to put it on the front page so i had to call the managing editor and we finally got it on the front page and 9/11 happened 10 or 11 weeks later. so ever since then, i've been following al qaeda and terrorism as much as peter has. and starting in 2002, i got a tip, we mentioned this in the prologue of the book, that i was in a bar in new york city, talking to a bunch of agents who were from the fbi joint terrorism task force there. incomes the investigators from the actual 9/11 plot. after talking for hours about terrorism because they couldn't talk about the investigation, i said give me a tip, give me something to go juan, a league, a name. one of them looked around and said in a stage whisper, khalid sheikh mohammed. i wrote it on a cocktail napkin and started making calls the next day. the reason i mention it is because writing about al qaeda and osama bin laden, and in peter's book i can't wait to read, allah was sorry, he stood out as someone t
mary schapiro, the 29th chairman of the united states securities and exchange commission here to provide a regulatory update. our format this morning is a q&a and i'm pleased that she really is the hardest working person in the gm m.. mellody hobson president president of aerial investments in their gm chair will serve as the questioner. we are eager to get to their conversation but first, permit me to say a few words about chairmanship euro. in short, she has had a remarkable career as an effective regulator and an extraordinarily strong advocate for investors. in 1988 president ronald reagan appointed her commissioner of the fcc. she was named acting fcc chairman by president bill clinton in 1993. president clinton later appointed chairman schapiro, chairman of the commodities futures trading commission where she served until 1996. from there, chairman schapiro entered the leadership ranks of the financial industries self-regulatory organizations. in 2006, she was named chairman and ceo of the nasd. in that role, she oversaw an ast's merger with a member regulation operation
laundering scheme, running money through the the united states involving used cars being sold into africa was a very complex scheme and you know, it was affecting the u.s. financial system. it was sending wires into the u.s. that were the proceeds of narcotics trades and we will and we've been very clear with the lebanese authorities about this, we will do what we need to do to protect the u.s. financial system from that sort of elicit activity. that's one bucket and we're continuing to work with the lebanese, both on the lebanese canadian bank issue specifically and more broadly, working with them to have them be more effective in policing their own financial sector. the other budget is syria and iran. and we have been as clear as we possibly could be with the lebanese and that that is a red line. that if we see either the assad regime or its cronies using the lebanese financial system as a way to escape the sanctions, weaken the sanctions, we will act. like wise as iran is under increasing financial pressure and has lost access to financial centers around the world. you know, we are con
korean agents are in the united states looking for help. they've asked a key member of congress for further cooperation in resolving the issue. members of the association of families of victims kidnapped by north korea met ileana ros-lehtinen in washington, the chairperson of the foreign affairs committee of the house of representatives. the group says it told the republican lawmaker about an american man who was allegedly kidnapped by north korea. the man went missing in china's yunnan province in 2004. ros-lehtinen reportedly expressed strong interest in the case and said she will discuss the matter in congress and with the state department. she also said she wants to tackle the abductions of japanese nationals and suggested that imposing more sanctions on north korea may bemportant in resolving the issue. >> translator: i want americans to see that the abduction issue matters to them as much as it does to people in japan, and that the two countries should jointly work to resolve the problem. >>> voters in the u.s. are divided over one of life's certainties, taxes. the parties
states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today.
in the united states. some months ago, the commander came to me and said that she had a guy. it was a revelation at the time. she meant shawn norcutt, who was going to do our video for us. he has become not only are championed but our friend. unbelievable. along the way, i would be remiss if i did not recognize mike and albea, who worked with shawn to produce a very powerful video on such a critical subject. the young people in this country and in san francisco. without further ado, it is showtime. >> my name is greg and i'm the chief of police for the san francisco police department. i was a small young man in san francisco and i would get bullied all the time. i had many brothers and sisters and i really appreciated when people stop off for me. i cannot even imagine what it is like growing up as a lgbt youth today. nobody deserves to be bullied. it does get better. until it does, we are going to stick up for you. believe me, it gets better. >> my name is andrea. >> my name is windy and i am a sergeant. >> i am a commander. >> i am a sergeant with the san francisco police department. >> i am a
input. that the serbs may in the united states of america -- that disturbs me in the united states america. president fong: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner antonini: interesting comments -- the one person who said there were 15 in a bus rides on van ness, that's assuming the buses there when you first get to the stop and if you're really lucky, it's 15 minutes. i think it's a lot longer in heavy traffic. in fact, there are times when the buses don't run as often and i can walk the 2 miles quicker than the bus can get me there. part of it is that congested is really bad on that ness that we have to eliminate that. i think this is a good plan. i would think that ultimately a subway would be the way to go. we don't have the money but other dense cities like new york and others have created some ways had you can't put two things in the same space. if you put the dedicated plains, you will eliminate something else. it's a good plan trying not to do that but a few comments and questions. this would assume that with this in place
homeland. the combination of the challenging adjustment to life in the united states, the pain of coming out, union and community organizing, artistic activism, at the helm of one of the most dynamic organizations in san francisco. from that day to now, it was quite a journey. i stand here before you accepting this honor and humbling dedicating it to anyone who has made it possible for me to get to this place. i stand on the shoulders of these proverbial giants, past and present. i am privileged to serve and work every day. my friends and family, who pushed me to be my best and complete self. to all of my colleagues and fellow activists, who never cease to amaze and inspire me. i promise to continue to stand with them and all of you to continue the struggle. [applause] >> did in to the top of the alphabet. -- getting to the top of the alphabet. supervisor avalos: before i start, i want to congratulate all the honorees. these events are always a lot of fun and very insightful learning about the work that has been done over the years. the difficult -- difficulties and struggles that have g
by it. we have the biggest bank in the united states by assets. it's led by someone who has been the champion of deregulation the warhorse saying don't regulate. don't overregulate and who has been trying--jp morgan chase and jamie dimon have been in the lead of trying to water down the vocal rule which was designed to stop these kinds of things. to prevent these trades that are too speculative too excessive and not prudent and certainly would effect commercial democracy and it happened within living memory. you know, we all suffer from a certain memory loss, and a short-term time horizon but it's hard to hide from the fact that this is just a few years ago. this whole thing--these kinds of errors, these kinds of sloppiness, these kinds of excessive risk, these kinds of bizarre new instruments got us into deep trouble the near meltdown of wall street that had to be bailed out and hurt the entire economy. so eliot, we have every right to be shocked, but beyond being shocked, beyond our range i think we got to urge our politicians to do something about this. >> eliot: we'll get to
to welcome the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. [applause] >> romney, who is a mormon, focusing his speech mostly on faith and family and also on hard work, all in the hope of wooing that all important vote. and molly henneberg live with more on that. the largest evangelical college, i'm sure plenty in attendance wanted to hear what he had to say. give us the highlights. >> reporter: hi, jamie. governor romney didn't shy away from the gay marriage debate today, and to what is likely a conservative crowd of voters. and he told that the enduring institution of marriage has become a topic of debate, but that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. which drew applause from the audience and romney spoke of his own family and his commitment to it. >> i've never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that i could be with my children and grandchildren. and among the things in life that can be put off, being there when it matters most isn't one of them. >> reporter: president obama steered clear of social issues today after announcing t
to the city because after 160 years, a san francisco is the asian american capital of the united states. 2012 has been an amazing year. when i was a little kid, i liked to play basketball. my mom said, david, stop playing basketball because no asian- american will ever get into the nba. mom was wrong. i know many of us thought that asian-americans with advance foreign politics, but i don't think that any of us thought that this year, we would see the first elected asian-american sworn in at city hall. and because of that, i want to take a moment and think of you. none of us would be here hall stage but for your stories, the challenges that the community has faced in surpassed. and diversity of the committee, we are moving forward. >> i just want to thank everybody for having all of us here. how to be honest, i did not prepare a speech, but it truly is an honor to serve the city. it is not often that we have a city that is so beautiful and wonderful and also a place for immigrants to be able to serve. i am honored to serve alongside the mayor and my colleagues on the board of supervisors. i th
. if the court rules against him he will appeal the conviction all the way to the united states supreme court if necessary. >> we looked in toe why the grant family wasn't told about the hearing and we found a mix up involving three agencies. at issue is a victim's forum in which the family requests to be told of any legal procedures in a case. thal media da's office said the family properly filed that form last year. the corrections department said they received the form and forwarded it onto the attorney general's office which is responsible for keeping the victim's family informed. the attorney general's office said they never got the form. now the at's office has promised to tell the grant family of any legal proceeding in this case in the future. if you want to see raw video of the news conference today go to the website ktvu.com and look under top story. >> facebook ceo met with potential investors today in palo alto talking about his company's upcoming ipo. mike is here now and says the one main question they wanted him to answer. >> reporter: how are you going to make me money down
god for the united states senate particularly with the transportation bill. they set the example. and not putting issues germane to the transportation bill. transportation is the engine that put america to work. the competition is already there. the chinese $50 billion in transit and what we are trying for the first time since ronald reagan, cut the funding for transit. there are many areas we could agree on, one stop for the process that we could cut down on the amount of time for project. let me take this time to say i support amtrak 100%. twenty-nine million passengers. we need to continue to invest in it. what our country needs is a surface transportation bill that strengthens our infrastructure and as someone was talking about, walking of the walk. putting the american people to work. thank you, mr. chairman and i yield back the balance of my time. >> we will move to representative shuster. >> and look forward to working with youth and all my colleagues in a bipartisan manner. i want to start by saying i agree with what senator inhofe said. transportation infrastructure the
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to recover. home prices are still enormously fragile across the united states, and more than 250,000 home sales are distressed properties. tight lending standards remain a problem, and we do not want to give a lender another excuse not to approve a loan. stoppages or shutdowns exacerbate the markets uncertainties. there have been 17 stoppages since 2008, twice the rate at lead the program. the national flood insurance stoppages and shutdowns have broader of occasions for the u.s. economy. nfip is essential to 500,000 home sales annually. 13,000 sales nationally can be delayed per day if we do not have this bill in progress -- intact. more than 47,000 real estate transactions were stalled in june 2010 for the 33 days that this act was not in service. over 16,000 homes and houses are in the flood plains in montana. over 660,000 homes are in the flood plains in louisiana, but more than the homes are impacted by this. the commercial, multi-family and refinancing -- all are impacted by the lack of or the uncertainty in the national flood insurance program. five-year national flood insurance re
-up of the story that took a lot of news this week in washington, and in the united states. "washington post" friday edition, romney's pranks could go too far. talks about his time at prep school, including interaction with a student about cutting off hair, a story you probably heard about this week. that's what we're getting reaction to this morning. a lot out this week, but the washington post buzzman who served as the go between the paper and the public put out something on his blog that you can find on the washington post website. the head line says mitt romney's bullying story holds up scrutiny. it talks about one of the original paragraphs that occurred on the online story. this is the original online paragraph. there is now an editors note at the bottom of the story, the post is not calling it a correction, i think it is a correction but not jermaine to the central theme of the story. we're interested in getting your perspective. specifically as you read and heard about this week and if it matters to you. again the numbers will be on the screen and you can reach out to us on one of th
was president of the united states, 27% favored it in a gal op pole, 68% against it. the same gallop poll now shows a majority of americans showing it. that say dramatic change in 15 years. and credit has to go to people like david brooks who was a conservative thinker who made the case that if you cared about stability, and you cared about institutions, that you had to be for gay marriage. and especially if you wanted permanence in relationships as far as the nurturing of children. i read that 27% of gay couples now have children. and more and more people have seen this. and more and more people have gay friends am i agree with david in 2004. i believe george bush carried the state of ohio against john kerry because there was a same-sex marriage amendment on the ballot. and i don't say that ohio has become berkeley overnight. but i think the economy does trump this. i think african-american voters when tested, who voted in large numbers against same-sex in 2004 in ohio will, in fact, support the only african-american ever elected to the white house and overcome it. and i think there has been
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